The footballer has been friends with the actor, who was dumped by Katie Holmes when she filed for divorce, since he moved to LA.
''Do I ride my bikes with Tom? Yeah I do. Have we become good friends over the years? Yes, we have become very good friends. It's not a big celebrity thing. It's just something that happened. And it's good to have friends like that," Beckham told Esquire.
''He's a really good person. Tom is one of the hardest working people I know. He never stops. He's a great dad and he's got a great family behind him.''
Victoria Beckham, meanwhile, is said to have been a confidante to Holmes in the lead-up to ending her marriage with Cruise.
"Katie's seen how a normal marriage should function by being around Victoria and David Beckham, so she knew that something was wrong with her relationship with Tom," a source said.
"She and Victoria have been talking a lot. Posh has been trying not to take sides, but she has let Katie know she'll be there for her whatever she chooses to do."
David recently admitted that there is a lot of footballing pressure on his sons.